Training classes finished last week and will resume on August 25th. Tomorrow night will be a Good Citizen test night, which will start at 7pm. Remember to bring some form of poop scoop, a brush and ensure your dog is wearing an identity tag which shows your name and address.
There are a few Companion Shows being held during the next two months and I'll give you what details I have.
On Sunday 19th July BMNCC will be holding one at Westfield House, near Elgin, in aid of Spynie Hall. There will be 9 pedigree classes and 9 novelty, entries cost £1 per class and it all starts happening at 11am.
On Saturday 1st of August you can head up to Clatt for another show, not forgetting the chance to enjoy the great tea-room there. Entries will be taken from 11.30am with judging starting at 1pm. Entry costs £3.50 for the first class and £1 for subsequent but you can also enter before the day at a reduced cost of £3 for the first entry. There will be 9 pedigree and 10 novelty classes. For further details tel: 01464 831004 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just two days later on Monday 3rd August, there will be another Companion Show at Turriff Agricultural Show. Entries will be taken from 11.30am with judging starting at 12.30pm. The judge will be our own Lesley Walker (Forguecroft).
Highland Field Sports Fair, Moy, Inverness. Show in aid of Pets As Therapy on Saturday 8th August. 6 pedigree and 6 novelty classes, £1.50 per class. Judging starts at 12 noon and the judge will be Mrs J Fraser. Contact Kate Jack on 01463 241865 for details.
Keith Country Show will also be holding a Companion Show. This will take place on 9th August. There will be 10 pedigree and 8 novelty classes, which will take place in two rings at the same time. Entries will be taken from 12 noon with judging starting at 1pm. £1.50 for the first class and 50p for subsequent. Niamh Wilson (Speymalt) will be judging the pedigree classes.
Roseisle Hall, Hearing Dogs. Our own show will take place on Sunday 6th September. There will be 10 pedigree classes, judge Mrs Karen Elmquist, and 11 novelty, judge Joanne Newsome, and 3 obedience, judge Fran Murtaugh. Don't forget your dog's outfit for the fancy dress class - the more imaginative the better! Refreshments will be available, including the ever-popular pies, as well as a raffle. Entries will be taken from 11am, judging starts at 12 noon. £2.50 for first class and 50p for subsequent.
Nethybridge Public Hall is the venue for another show on Saturday 26th September. Strathspey CC are holding it and proceeds will go to Grantown Dog Rescue. Linda Offen (Linconor) will be judging. There are 5 pedigree classes, 7 novelty and 3 obedience. Entries are £1 per class and will be taken from 12 noon with judging starting at 1pm.